About FIDM

Committed to Protecting Your Privacy

FIDM is committed to protecting your privacy. This FIDM Statement of Privacy applies to FIDM's family of websites and governs online data collection and usage at all FIDM sites and services. Please read the FIDM Statement of Privacy below and any supplementary information at the end of this statement for additional details about particular FIDM sites and services that you may use.

The FIDM family of websites are geared toward a general audience above the age of thirteen. FIDM does not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of thirteen. This Statement contains a section which details FIDM's special policy regarding the collection and use of children's personal information. Click here to read more.

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Collection of your Personal Information

At some sites, FIDM collects personal information, such as your email address, name, home or work address, or telephone number. There is also statistical information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by FIDM and may be shared with other websites within the FIDM family of websites. This information may include: your IP address, which is a number used by computers on the network to identify your computer so that data can be transmitted to you, your browser type, domain names, the time you accessed our website, and referring website addresses. This information is used by FIDM for the operation of the website service, to maintain quality of the website service, and to provide general statistics regarding the use of FIDM websites.

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Use of Cookies

FIDM's family of websites uses anonymous "cookies" for the purpose of analyzing web traffic on our sites. On occasion, cookies will also be used to help personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server to help identify the user's computer and can be used to help FIDM recall your information on subsequent website visits. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. In order to use certain secure areas of the site, cookies must be enabled. If you have questions about how to enable "cookie" settings, please visit http://www.enablecookies.org.

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The Use of Your Personal Information

FIDM collects and uses your personal information to respond to or to deliver the information or services you have requested. For example, we gather your personally identifiable information when you send us email. We will use this information to respond to your email. FIDM may also use your personal information to inform you of other products or FIDM events.

We also use your information to help operate the FIDM family of websites. For example, to help us improve our website and to ensure that we make every effort to provide you with information and offers that are of interest to you, we may merge your personally identifiable information with click-stream data and other data we have (including offline data). We may also develop a non-identifiable profile on you based on the pages within our site that you visit.

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Sharing Your Information with Third Parties

We only share your personally identifiable information (such as your email address) with select third parties including our agents. These companies are prohibited from using that information for any purpose other than the limited stated purpose for which FIDM has hired them.

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Control of Your Personal information

You may choose not to provide us with any contact information; however, you will be unable to use certain features of our sites. You also may choose to unsubscribe from any of our services or on-line mailing lists at any time.

To unsubscribe from any of our services send an email to webmaster@fidm.com. In the body of the message, please include the following information:

  • Name of service or mailing list from which you wish to unsubscribe
  • Your name
  • Your email address

You may also access the personal information we have collected about you and correct any inaccuracies by sending an email to webmaster@fidm.com.

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Security of Your Personal information

FIDM strictly protects the security of the personal information you provide. FIDM secures your personal information on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment that is only accessible by a limited number of authorized persons. When highly confidential information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted over the Internet, it is protected with encryption, such as the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol.

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Collection and Use of Children's Personal Information

The FIDM family of websites is intended for users above the age of thirteen. FIDM does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from any child under the age of thirteen. When we do receive such information, we delete it as soon as we discover it and do not use it or share it with third parties.

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Third Party Links

This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy or merchant practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to read the privacy statements of each website that they visit. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected when you visit FIDM's family of websites.

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Changes to this Statement of Privacy

FIDM will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect student and customer feedback. When FIDM posts changes to this Statement, the date of the most recent update will appear at the top of the Privacy Statement page. If there are material changes to this Statement or in how FIDM will use your personal information, FIDM will prominently post such changes before implementing the change. FIDM encourages you to periodically review this statement to be informed of how FIDM is protecting your information.

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Contact Information

FIDM welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you have any questions, please contact FIDM by email or postal mail.

You may contact us by email at webmaster@fidm.com.

You may contact us by postal mail at the following address:

The FIDM Publications Department – Statement of Privacy
919 S. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90015 USA

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Copyright and Trademark Information

All contents of this internet site (including design; information; audio; video; photographs and graphic elements) are copyrighted by FIDM. Information herein may not be reproduced, transmitted, rebroadcast, published, re-written or distributed in any form without the expressed written consent of FIDM. This website may not may be "deconstructed" and its elements used without the expressed written consent of the copyright holder. Other company's trademarks used on this site are the sole property of individual owners and may not be used without their expressed written consent.

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SMS 57682 Shortcode Terms & Conditions

Message and data rates may apply. To stop receiving messages from our SMS shortcode service, reply STOP to any message. To receive more information regarding the SMS shortcode service, reply HELP to any message. The SMS Gateway provider is MessageMedia and provides FIDM with the ability to send SMS messages to the subscribed number for the purpose of delivering opted-in subscribers the information requested. If you have questions regarding the service, you may contact FIDM at 1.800.642.1200 or MessageMedia at 1.866.751.8337. Under normal circumstances we expect to send up to (2) messages per month. The FIDM mobile text service is designed to notify the subscriber of FIDM events, scholarships, careers, and programs for which a subscriber may be interested in. It is not binding, and without guarantee of event availability, and is subject to change without notice. It is also first come, first serve. So if you receive a message, take action. This service may not be available on all carriers. To determine if your carrier is supported, please contact MessageMedia support at 1.866.751.8337.

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Supplementary Information for Particular FIDM Sites and Services

Please click on the link below to view additional information about particular FIDM sites and services. Please note that this additional information is intended to supplement and be read in conjunction with the general provisions of the FIDM Statement of Privacy above.

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Especially about FIDM

When you submit a Contact FIDM Form, FIDM requests personal information such as your name and email address. A FIDM representative will contact you to answer your question. You may also receive information to announce new features, technical issue updates, and news about FIDM products and events.

When you submit a FIDM Scholarship Competition Information Request Form, FIDM requests personal information such as your name, address, telephone number, and email address, as well as demographic information such as your birth date and high school graduation year. A FIDM representative will send you information about the scholarship competition. You may also receive information to announce new features, technical issue updates, and news about FIDM products and events.

When you apply to FIDM using the Online Application Form, FIDM requests personal information such as your name, address, telephone number, credit card, and email address, as well as demographic information such as high school graduation year, birth date, gender, ethnic code, primary language, degrees earned, U.S. citizenship, and name/location of high school. This information is necessary for FIDM to evaluate and process your application. A FIDM representative will contact you regarding your interest in applying to the school. You may also receive information to announce new features, technical issue updates, and news about FIDM products and events.

When you submit an Information Request Form, FIDM requests personal information such as your name, address, telephone number, and email address, as well as demographic information such as high school or college graduation year. A FIDM representative will contact you to answer your question. You may also receive information to announce new features, technical issue updates, and news about FIDM products and events.

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Especially about Prom Advice
Contests

When you register for one of the contests hosted by Prom Advice, Prom Advice requests personal information such as your name and email address, as well as demographic information such as your date of birth, gender, and location. Prom Advice uses this information to notify you in the event that you are selected as a contest winner. Please see Prom Advice Contest Rules for more information. You may also receive information to announce new features, technical issue updates, and news about FIDM products and events.

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Especially about Fashion Club

When you sign up for Fashion Club, we request personal information, such as your name, home address, telephone number and email address, as well as demographic information such as your birth date and the year you plan to graduate from high school .

Fashion Club will use the information collected during registration for the following purposes:

  • Ensuring that users are over the age of thirteen
  • Performing service & support (e.g. responding to inquiries about becoming a FIDM student)
  • Sending information to announce new features, technical issue updates, and news about FIDM products and events
Contests

When your register for one of the contests hosted by Fashion Club, Fashion Club requests personal information such as your name, home telephone number, home address, and email address, as well as demographic information such as your birth date and gender. Fashion Club uses this information to notify you in the event that you are selected as a winner. Please see Fashion Club Contest Rules for more information. You may also receive information to announce new features, technical issue updates, and news about FIDM products and events.

Contact Us

For questions regarding the use of information collected on Fashion Club or for other concerns please contact:

Vicki Paganini
Director of Marketing
The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
919 S. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
1.800.642.1200
or 213.624.1200
or contact by email at: vpaganini@fidm.com

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Especially about Ask Fashion Girl

When you submit an Ask Fashion Girl Form, FIDM requests personal information such as your name, address, and email address, as well as demographic information such as age, gender, and location. A FIDM representative will contact you to answer your question. You may also receive information to announce new features, technical issue updates, and news about FIDM products and events.

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Especially about Ask FIDM Cybrarian

When you submit an Ask FIDM's Cybrarian Form, FIDM requests personal information such as your name, city, state, telephone number, fax, and email address. A FIDM representative will contact you to answer your question. You may also receive information to announce new features, technical issue updates, and news about FIDM products and events.

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FIDM Student Portal

When you register for the FIDM Student Portal, FIDM requests that personal information such as your name, date of birth and email address be provided to register your account. You may also receive information to announce new features, technical issue updates, and news about FIDM products and events.

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Especially about Just for Educators

When you visit Just for Educators, we may collect personal information such as your name, phone number, school, and email addresses. FIDM may use this information to contact you regarding presentations, grant applications, and contests. Please see specific grant and contest rules for more information. You may also receive information to announce new features, technical issue updates, and news about FIDM products and events.

Every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information presented on Just for Educators. We sincerely regret any errors or omissions and request corrections be reported to webmaster@fidm.edu. FIDM is not liable for damages caused by inaccuracies.

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